Green’Un Retro: 10 years ago

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Both Sheffield United and Sheffield Wednesday had victories to celebrate on Saturday, August 23 10 years ago.

The Blades defeated Norwich 1-0 and the Owls won 1-0 at Peterborough.

Robert Page broke his and United’s scoring duck in the impressive performance.

The Wales international hammered home his first goal since joining from Watford two seasons ago. Peter Ndlovu and Jack Lester had chances to increase the lead.

For Wednesday it was Shefki Kuqi again. He collected his fourth goal in three league games just before half-time as the Owls kept up their unbeaten start.

They also survived pressure before Chris Kanu was sent off near the end for elbowing Paul McLaren

Great stuff from Rotherham United who beat West Ham 1-0 at home.

They destroyed their illustrious visitors with a stunning first half display.

It deserved more than Darren Byfield’s goal.

Barnsley made it successive home wins in the league as a second half goal from Kevin Betsy proved enough to defeat Brighton 1-0, The Reds lost Chris Lumsdon in the second half, sent off for two bookable offences.

Chesterfield recorded their third successive league draw, bravely coming back three times to draw at Wycombe.

In a 3-3 draw it was a well deserved point with goals coming from the impressive Chris Brandon, Mark Hudson and Andy Rushbury, on 90 minutes.

Doncaster Rovers maintained their unbeaten record with a goalless draw at Lincoln.

Rovers went close to breaking the deadlock with a first half header from midfielder Paul Green that hit the post.